Sri Lanka Judicial Service Association Condemns Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s Remarks Against Judges


The Sri Lanka Judicial Service Association has raised concerns over what it describes as continuous attempts to undermine impartial judges. In a recent statement, the association strongly criticized remarks made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe in Parliament, labeling them as unacceptable.

During his parliamentary address, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe alleged that corruption is prevalent in the lower courts of Sri Lanka. The association contends that these accusations are part of a calculated effort to discredit the judiciary, particularly in cases where the minister’s political interests are at stake.

The Judicial Service Association highlighted that such statements, made in the parliamentary assembly, risk creating unnecessary conflict between the legislature and the judiciary. The association emphasized the importance of preserving the integrity of the judicial system and called for unconditional rejection of actions that might foster executive-legislative conflicts.

The Judicial Service Union, representing District Judges and Magistrates, echoed these sentiments, warning that derogatory remarks about the judiciary could exacerbate tensions between the executive and legislative branches of government. The union stressed the need for a respectful and independent judicial process, free from political interference.

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